I often refer to Mansun as the most under-appreciated band in Britpop. They managed to fuse guitar pop with elements of prog rock creating a sound that distanced them from most of Britpop. Lead singer Paul Draper snarled and whined his way through the band’s concept album, Attack of the Grey Lantern. Mansun commented on everything from religion to the political state of the UK. By the start of the new millennium, Mansun wasn’t quite sure where they fit in the post-Britpop world. They disbanded and have yet to reunite. However, Draper can occasionally be found working with successful British artists like the Joy Formidable and My Vitriol.
- Paul McCartney discusses songwriting and RAM with Mansun’s Paul Draper / In Depth // Drowned In Sound
- Mansun’s Legacy | HUFFPOST ENTERTAINMENT | THE BLOG